When Working and Fall Collide: An OOTD Post!

Welcome back ladies (and hopefully some gents too)! Seems as though my posts are branching out a little from my usual beauty product write-ups, and this one is no exception! Talk about random, my last post was all about signs and symbols. But that is me- random, lol. Thank God for that “lifestyle” portion of my blog! Anywhoo, I haven’t done any full outfit looks in a post- this is my first! But since it’s fall (which I 100% consider an excuse for anything) and I’m in that kinda mood, here we are!

Because I teach little kids, I don’t have to dress up in suits or really formal work clothes. My work outfits have to have to be somewhat comfortable, and I can be as creative or as boring as I wanna be, all staying within the appropriate guidelines of, well, being a teacher!

I’ve built up quite the business-casual work wardrobe over the years, which usually consists of a lot of solid tops in varying colors, some patterns (I love my stripes…) and all the basics for mix-and-match heaven. I like wearing jewelry-necklaces of all types, big and small watches, earrings, etc. and balance them all out- smaller, daintier things with larger pieces, or wear one statement piece and keep everything else to a minimum.

I don’t want to throw myself into a category of style but I guess if I had to label, I’d be a mix of conservative, fun, sometimes edgy, sometimes trendy, sometimes classic. So basically I do a little bit of everything. Ha! And I dress based on my mood, and of course weather (doesn’t everyone though?!). I don’t usually plan outfits out beforehand, but sometimes in my mind I’ll play around with one thing I’ll want to wear and then center everything around that.

Now onto the outfit-I’ve had most of these pieces for a few years unless otherwise noted. I took these pictures after work right in my room. One day, who knows when- I’ll drag someone out to take pics of me romping around in the great outdoors but this is the best I have at the moment!

Fall work outfit
Fall Work Outfit

The cardigan is from Express, which I recall buying earlier this year during a clearance sale, and I’m sure they carry something similar even now. This cardigan is a cranberry/dark red color and it so so soft, stretchy and flowy, yet slimming at the same time. I love it.

Fall Work Outfit
Fall Work Outfit

It was a cooler fall day when I wore this, but not cold enough for stockings or thick pants. So I decided to stick with slouchy suede boots, no stockings or leggings. These ones were from DSW and have a tad of a cowboy vibe.

The dress I’m wearing is from Forever 21 from about two years ago! I don’t shop there often but once in a while I find some cool pieces. The colors are very much fall and I didn’t have a ton of print dresses at the time so I went for it! It has a little bit of that bohemian/hippie-ish pattern that I thought was interesting. Here it is without the cardigan:

Work outfit, dress from Forever 21
Dress, Forever 21

My jewelry is pretty simple- earrings are basic gold hoops from Banana Republic which I’ve had for quite some time. Bracelets are Alex and Ani which I wear both gold and silver-tone simultaneously, and my watch is a chunky gold Michael Kors watch which I’ve also had for a few years. I also have on a gold tassle necklace from Loft from last year.

Fall Work Clothes: OOTD, Dress: Forever 21

So this is one look I’ve worn to work this fall! What types of looks do you tend to do this time of year, to work or otherwise? 

<3, Jen

10 thoughts on “When Working and Fall Collide: An OOTD Post!”

    1. Thank you!! Soon I’ll have to whip pants out cause it’s going to get colder but I was glad to rock the look while I could ?

    1. Thank you! When I’m not at work I’m totally wearing sweats and jeans, nothing fancy for the couch! 🙂 thanks for the comment!
      XX Jen

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